SIHH 2008: Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph

VC Press release:

2008: precious, elegant in any situation, and ideal for long journeys, the emblematic Overseas Chronograph is now presented in pink gold

In response to the success of the first Overseas Chronograph in stainless steel, Vacheron Constantin brought out the same model in yellow gold in 2006 as part of the line’s 10th anniversary celebrations.

To follow up the success of this emblematic model, Vacheron Constantin now presents the self-winding Overseas Chronograph in a new pink gold version.

The sporty, stylish 42-mm case displays all the qualities associated with the collection. With its sleek lines, Maltese-cross-inspired bezel, luminescent hour-markers, screw-down push-pieces, water-resistance to around 150 metres, and the Overseas’ emblematic two-masted sailing ship motif engraved on the solid caseback, the new pink gold Overseas Chronograph is a worthy descendent of the Vacheron Constantin tradition of distinguished chronographs that look elegant in any situation.

The case has a strong and instantly-recognizable design and its large anthracite dial clearly sets off all the useful functions offered by the Vacheron Constantin 1137 movement, which beats at a rate of 21,600 vibrations/hour.

As well as its classical functions – hours, minutes and seconds - the pink gold Overseas Chronograph features two counters: 30 minutes at 3 o’clock and 12 hours at 9 o’clock. The seconds are displayed in an oversized window at 12 o’clock.

As the pink gold hands and hour-markers are coated with a white luminescent material, this unpretentious yet sophisticated design provides optimal legibility in any circumstances.

In keeping with all the models in the line, the new pink gold Overseas Chronograph is equipped with an anti-magnetic shield that protects the movement and complex gear-trains from disturbances caused by local magnetic fields. A major advantage that will not go unnoticed by travellers who are constantly on the move.

The new Overseas Chronograph comes with a choice of 3 bracelets/straps: pink gold, hand-sewn alligator leather, or dark-brown vulcarbonised rubber

Designed along very strict ergonomic lines, the Overseas Chronograph’s pink gold bracelet has an exclusive shape - a succession of half-Maltese-cross links – that gives it a precious and particularly refined look. With its triple folding clasp and double pushpiece locking system, this meticulously polished and satin-finished bracelet is incredibly supple and comfortable.

For sportier travellers, the pink gold Overseas Chronograph is also available on an elegant dark-brown, hand-sewn alligator strap, which is delivered with a second, more casual vulcarbonised rubber strap, also in dark brown.


SIHH 2008: Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph

SIHH 2008: Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph

SIHH 2008: Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph

Not a real novelty...
04/06/2008 - 11:39

...but very nice in pink gold and I love this chocoloate dial like on the OS Dual Time 2006

The very good news is the choice of the bracelet I think (beast with the alligator strap) :)

Re: SIHH 2008: Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph
04/06/2008 - 13:15

I prefer "classic" model.

Me Like!!
04/06/2008 - 13:46

Not as much as a revelation as the Quai de l'Ile, as we all knew an OS with strap was going to be released... but still very nice to see... I am very happy (and I am sure George will also be - this is almost his HL LE becoming a reality) that VC kept the Brown dial/RG combo from the DUal time LE. I am lookig forward also to seeing the "vulcarbonised" rubber strap.

Having said that, if before I was considering an OS, with the introduction of the QdI, the OS has been pushed back in the pipeline, even with a leather/rubber strap.

When can I order the leather strap? Will it fot the steel version?
04/06/2008 - 18:04

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Re: SIHH 2008: Introducing the new Overseas Chronograph
04/06/2008 - 18:09

As you would imagine, I'm lovin' the leather strap version.

Additionally this looks like one I won't have to ask what time.

However Doc is right: Too much printing on the face, again!

Strap improves the design 100%...
04/06/2008 - 22:43

not being a fan of the "emblematic" bracelet